Children Fiction posted August 22, 2021

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Winter Wolf Walk

by blondie560

Write A Modern Fable Contest Winner 

 A wolf was trapped in a wicked winter storm. He was cold, hungry, and tired. Where would he rest for the night?  Up ahead he saw a light. It was a barn. Maybe, he could get warm there.

Worn out, he collapsed by the door and whined in frustration. Suddenly, he heard whispers coming from the barn.

"Who's out there?" Why are you out in this weather?"

"I'm lost and I need help."

"Are you a wolf? We can't let you in. You'll eat us."

"Please, I only want to get warm." The wolf heard more whispers.

"We will let you in."

The wolf waited, shivering. The door opened and all the barn animals were waiting for him.

"We welcome you to warm up in our barn.”

”Thank you,” he said while crawling into an empty stall, where he fell asleep. He slept for almost a week.

"Do you want some water and meat?" a tiny voice asked.

The wolf opened his eyes to see a wee baby goat, with a dish of water and meat. "Mr. Wolf, we didn't think you would want wheat to eat, so we found meat scraps for you."

The wolf's eyes widened at the sight of the meat. He then saw the cloth tied on his paws.

"Wait, what is this?"

"When you came in, your paws were frostbitten and bleeding. We wrapped them for you,” the woolly sheep said.

"Thank you. Why are you being so nice to me?" he asked.

"We wouldn't want to be out in that winter weather. When a fellow animal is in trouble, we help.”

The wolf was wowed by their kindness. He would pay it back.

And the moral of the story is: someday your enemy could become your friend, so always be kind to everyone.


Writing Prompt
Write a short fable-like story where the last sentence starts with: "And the moral of the story is". This can be on any subject, true or fictional, and can be in any voice, as long as the moral is stated in the last line. A new twist on an old fable is also allowed. Be creative and have fun! Maximum word count: 300

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